Links for the Weekend (2022-03-11)

Each Friday, I’ll post links to 3–5 resources from around the web you may want to check out.

My Head And The Headlines

Seth Lewis wrote about the danger of becoming consumed with news headlines and missing what’s going on nearby.

If I’m not careful, I could become an expert on the intricate details of global developments while simultaneously losing touch with the realities of what is going on in the lives of the people who live right in front of me. I could be praying about the needs of communities across the world (which is good), and at the same time forgetting or ignoring the needs of the community I physically live in. I could give towards the relief of strangers in real need (which I have) and never even notice the real (though less dramatic) needs of my own friends and neighbours. I could keep my head in the headlines and not even see the people beside me. 

5 Questions for Young Christians About Their Media Choices

Part of helping our young people grow and mature is talking with them about the media they consume. Here are some questions for such a discussion.

This is why it’s crucial that Christian parents, pastors, and youth workers are engaging this part of students’ lives. Where are young Christians spending their time? What are they watching, listening to, reading? And how do they make these decisions? What grid do Christian young people have for evaluating, with biblical wisdom, whether a piece of media will be nourishing or poisonous for their soul?

Podcast Recommendations

Maggie Amaismeier gave me a great list of podcast recommendations this week. (Thanks, Maggie!) These are all primarily aimed at women, but everyone could benefit from them. These three podcasts all warrant a mention either because they have released new seasons recently or because we don’t want you to forget they exist: Risen Motherhood, Encourage Podcast (PCA), and Let’s Talk. We’ve recommended all three of these podcasts before.

A new recommendation is the GraceLaced Podcast with Ruth Chou Simons. From Maggie:

This podcast is approximately 20 minutes long and very conversational in nature including a practical recap at the end with an application. Just wrapped up the first season with eight episodes to enjoy!

On the WPCA Blog This Week

This week on the blog we published an article written by Erica Goehring called The Perfect Antidote. If you haven’t already seen it, check it out!

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